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Role of Technology in Kosher Supervision

May 13, 2014

After a very busy Passover season in April, OU Kosher convened its annual departmental conference in May for rabbinic coordinators and rabbinic field representatives. The conference was held at the Renaissance Hotel in Brooklyn with 150 attendees arriving from all over North America. The event was coordinated by Rabbi Michael Morris, rabbinic coordinator for OU…

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OU Passover 2014 Wrap Up: Shared Effort, Big Numbers

May 13, 2014

Even as the 50-day sefirah countdown to Shavuot (June 4-5) proceeds, OU Kosher has released a different set of holiday-related numbers, reflecting the performance of the Orthodox Union during the recently concluded Passover festival. As always, Passover was a gargantuan effort for the Orthodox Union, but the work was organizational rather than departmental, and shared…

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OU Honors Mr. Edmundo Gabaldon of Cargill Foods Mexico

May 6, 2014

The Orthodox Union honors Mr. Edmundo Gabaldon of Cargill Foods Mexico for his dedication and excellence in support of the OU’s programs servicing the community worldwide. Edmundo Gabaldon accepted the award on May 15, 2014 from Rabbi Genack , CEO of OU Kosher on behalf of Cargill. Edmundo noted the wonderful work of the OU and how much…

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Sherry Cask Whiskey Kosher for Purim?

March 12, 2014

The New OU Daf HaKashrus Consumer Edition debuts for purim; Brings specialized knowledge from the realm of the experts to educate kosher consumers Daf HaKashrus has always been a very specialized publication. With a circulation of 3,000 and published ten times a year, it is intended primarily for OU Kosher rabbis in the field, advanced students in kosher law,…

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From Melbourne to Norfolk: Going Global at the Harry H. Beren ASK OU Skype Kosher Education Program

March 11, 2014

Listeners from Melbourne tune in As the sun set in Melbourne, Australia it rose in Norfolk, Virginia.  And thus, a new OU Kosher educational program was born. Just as OU Kosher finished its 10-part Harry H. Beren ASK OU SKYPE series to Kollel Beth HaTalmud in Melbourne in January, Gila Schwartz, a teacher at the…

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Byrd’s Famous Cookies Of Savannah Is Now Certified

February 27, 2014

Byrd Cookie Company of Savannah, GA, baking “Byrd’s Famous Cookies” since 1924 for both Savannah locals and consumers around the world, has received kosher certification for its entire line of cookies from the Orthodox Union, the world’s largest and most respected kosher certification agency.  For 90 years, and through four generations, Byrd’s continues its standard…

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Rabbis Have Passover Questions Too: OU KOSHER To Present Webinar For Rabbis Tuesday, March 18 With Rav Schachter; Rabbis Schreier, Price, Gersten

February 27, 2014

            OU Kosher will present a pre-Passover webinar for rabbis, Tuesday March 18 (two days after Purim) at 2:30 p.m. EDT. According to Rabbi Eliyahu Safran, “The webinar will be specifically geared for rabbis, their special concerns and interests. As the world leader in kosher education, OU Kosher feels a special…

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OU Kosher Rabbis Hail Groundbreaking New Technology

February 24, 2014

Leading rabbis from the Orthodox Union Kashrut Division enthusiastically endorsed revolutionary new technology by Zman Technologies to enhance Sabbath observance. The rabbis, including Rabbi Yisroel Belsky, posek (halachic advisor) to OU Kosher, Rabbi Menachem Genack, Chief Executive Officer of OU Kosher, and Rabbi Moshe Elefant, Chief Operations Officer of OU Kosher, were joined by Rabbi…

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OU KOSHER Rabbis To Give Presentation At ‘Kosher Made Easy’ Show In Brooklyn, January 22

January 14, 2014

OU Kosher rabbinical coordinators Rabbi David Jenkins and Rabbi Eli Eleff will represent the Orthodox Union when the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and the Center for Culinary Arts present the seminar, “Kosher Made Easy,” for business owners in the borough seeking to enter the kosher marketplace. It will be held on Wednesday, January 22 from…

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Quinoa Is Kosher For Passover Bearing The OU-P Symbol

December 23, 2013

Rabbi Menachem Genack, CEO of OU Kosher, announced today that quinoa, the grain-like seed grown in South America, is Kosher for Passover when processed with special OU Passover supervision and bearing the OU-P symbol. His statement is as follows: “It is only recently that quinoa has become popular outside of its high-altitude growing area in…

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